FIFA referees’ fitness run successful

High percentage of passes were recorded at last weekend’s FIFA referees’ fitness run despite humid conditions experienced at the Police Sports Club ground in Eve Leary.

The fitness run which was supervised by Member Associations (MA) instructors Anson Ambrose and Trevor Beckles, is part of the Guyana Football Federation’s (GFF) preparation to submit nominations for the 2014 FIFA List.

It was Beckles’ first outing as a fitness instructor following a training stint in Jamaica last month at the CONCACAF MA Instructors Course.

A 100 percent pass rate was achieved for men’s international officials. The successful referees were Sherwin Johnson and Sherwin Moore while the successful assistant referees were Dion Inniss, Venton Mars, Trevor Porter and Rollin Tappin.

Guyana’s lone women’s international referee Nicola Joseph was also successful.

Only one failure was recorded in the national men’s referees’ pool while in the men’s national assistant referees category, there were three failures out of the nine starters.

The successful referees were Gladwin Johnson, Colin Bowry, Micah Erskine, Delroy Henry, Dwayne Johnson, Christopher Joseph and Roland Persaud.

The assistant referees who completed the course were Vere Watts, Kleon Lindey, Patrick December, Lenval Peart, Keith Roberts, Marwin Layne and Kevin Stephens.

Maureen Skeete and Monica Welcome, the only two women’s national referees to participate, were both successful.

Skeete who recently officiated at the CONACAF Under-15 championships in the Cayman Islands was recommended by CONCACAF Referees’ Instructors to be shortlisted for the 2014 FIFA list following her outstanding showing.

Meanwhile, the FIFA Referees Assistant Programme (RAP) will take place from October 1-5 in Guyana with FIFA Instructor Jamaican Peter Prendergast due to conduct the programme with assistance from local referees’ instructors. At least 25 referees from around the country will benefit from the training.





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